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AKTH Holds 2nd Liver Surgery Symposium

A Consultant Surgeon at Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano, North West Nigeria Dr Garzali  lbrahim Umar says, there is dearth of Liver Surgeon in Nigeria.

Dr. Umar was speaking preparatory to the second Liver Surgery Symposium scheduled to take place on Tuesday 13th June, 2023 at the Conference Hall of the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital.

He called on the Newly elected leaders at all levels in the country to brace up to the challenge by ensuring the training and provision of Liver Surgeons in Nigeria adding that “at the moment the country doesn’t have any.”

Dr. Umar explained that  in the 2021 the Department of Surgery at AKTH had  organized similar  Symposium on Liver Surgery and top on its communique was  advocacy for Liver Surgeons in Nigeria “because patients with liver problems that required surgical intervention continue to suffer and many of them that cannot afford to travel abroad for the treatment were left languishing.

“In Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital alone there are over ten sub speciality surgeons in Nuarology, Cardiology, Spine as well as in Kidney and Re Fairs of congenital problems who have been in the Hospital  and beyond doing their job , recording remarkable progress for decades but no Liver Surgeons.

“Nigerians should assist in promoting and sustaining the crusade untill mission is accomplished,” he said.

A Statement issued by the Deputy Director, Public Relations of the Hospital, Hauwa Muhd Abdullahi said the Chairman, LOC for the 2nd Liver  Surgery Symposium has explained the theme of the Symposium as, “Multidisciplinary Approach to Management of Portal Hypertension.”

The Chairman disclosed that different Medical Doctors have been invited to exchange ideas on the followings: Overview of Portal Hypertension among Paediatric & Adult patients by Drs Bashiruddeen Lawal and Muhd Gaddafi Manzo; Hematological Changes in Portal Hypertension by Dr Usman Abdullahi Makuku;

Others are Non Surgical Treatment of Portal Hypertension by Dr  Habibu Tijjani Saleh; Radiological Evaluation & Intervention by  Dr Muhd Ali Shehu and Anesthetic Consideration by Dr Kabir Usman Aliyu among others.

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